View Full Version : Xirr Nagesh Book Cover *mild nudity*
02-20-2004, 11:06 PM
Spent the better part of a month and a half on this project.
Everything you see here, front cover illustration, title logo, back cover design, spine and front cover decorative ledge, was done by yours truly. The back cover, spine and front ledge will be used for the entire series of Arcane Codex source books, while the cover illo and title logo are just for use in the Dark Elf source book cover.
0 photo ref for the cover illustration. Had my chick do some quick hand poses for the Dark Elf priestess that I sketched form life, other than that, it's strait from the head. The cover illo was pretty heavily art directed, so color and style choices for the character's clothing wasn't my decision. The noble guy on the left is a little stiff, but all in all, I'm happy with the results.
The back cover, spine and front decorative ledge were done by painting one side and then duplicating and flipping it to keep both sides exact. After they were merged I came in a painted some little details, mostly nicks and scratches and such.
Anyways, I hope ya dig. :)
Copyright © 2003-2004 Nackter Stahl. All rights reserved.
Get a closer look at the cover illustration HERE (http://www.liquidwerx.com/darkelfcov-deta1.jpg).
View some full res details from it HERE (http://www.liquidwerx.com/darkelfcov-deta2.jpg).
[Edited on 2/23/04 by liquidwerx.com]
02-20-2004, 11:14 PM
waaauw that's an amazing piece...
02-21-2004, 12:24 AM
Omg. wow you are amazing that is incredibleamazing work man.
02-21-2004, 01:26 AM
nice man, i always look foward to seeing your work.
02-21-2004, 01:34 AM
great illus work.
02-21-2004, 01:34 AM
holy shit you are the man you make me feel
like a noob i have so much to learn :notworthy
its far the best work i have seen in here
[Edited on 21-2-2004 by w@rtistic]
whoah! that was very nice. 100 percent photoshop? :)
02-21-2004, 03:41 AM
Malachi what is there to say
It's just amazing.
the detail is awesome.
I really like mask details.
some people have tallent but you are the tallent man.
:notworthy OMG! it's the best! I love it! very rich colors and detail...
02-21-2004, 04:46 AM
holy...that is truely awesome:notworthy
02-21-2004, 10:35 PM
You just keep getting better and better!
really cool :cool: i'm afraid of shiva's top right hand:lol
02-22-2004, 04:35 PM
Thanks for the feedback all, much appreciated. :)
02-22-2004, 07:27 PM
:o i .. i .. woaaah that eh looooooooks awsome ur a real pro:notworthy
02-22-2004, 08:19 PM
wow... what more can i say?? truly amazing!
02-22-2004, 11:12 PM
Thanks for the comments folks. :)
the good reverend zi:mm~
but...why is the chick holding her crotch?
Because that's what my client asked for. The cover is for a German book, thus nudity a suggestive sexual content is OK. Thanks for taking a second to comment. :)
That reminds me, maybe I should have added a nudity warning to this thread... I think I'll go do that now. ;)
Take it easy,
02-23-2004, 01:04 AM
love the priestess with the multiple arms. just curious about the noble dude's blue hand. can't quite make out what is happening in that part of the pic.
over all, very amazing as always.
02-23-2004, 01:54 AM
Just as amazing as last time I saw it ;)
Keep up the awesome work bro!
02-23-2004, 05:46 PM
Sue~ Hey sweetheart, thanks for taking a moment to comment. :) His right hand is supposed to be "gathering magical eldritch fire", or something like that. The stuff swirling around the flames is a bunch of magic runes. Or at least, that's what I was trying to pull off. Admittedly it could be a little better. For some reason that guy just came out stiff and the magic he's gathering is no exception. ;)
Colin~ Thanks brotha!! :)
Take it easy ya'll.
02-23-2004, 07:24 PM
Ah...makes ya wanna read the book. Great art!
02-25-2004, 02:15 AM
I don't know how interesting of a read it would be to you, it's for a role playing game system. So, unless you're into that sort of thing, you'd probably find it to be kinda boring...
Anywho, thanks again for the comments Sue. :)
02-25-2004, 07:19 AM
Not to forget you would have to read German to enjoy it.
02-25-2004, 02:13 PM
woah...now that is something.:notworthy
02-25-2004, 08:14 PM
i would'nt stress about the 'noble guy' its easy too get knotted up about tiny details when you've spent so long on a project.
i think he is looking stiffer due to the composition opposite the ghostly bloke who is obviously very fluid.
cracking stuff, particularly if fantasy is not totally you're thing, that makes it all the more admirable.
02-25-2004, 08:42 PM
Thanks for the comments. :)
Colin~ Yeah, then there's the fact it's written in German. :P
I think their going to be doing an English translation with a censored cover, but that won't be out for over a year or so.
bionicgeek~ Thanks. :)
John Hughes~ A tutorial for this piece would be almost pointless. I'm not a guy who's big in to "tricks". I don't use filters, I use very few layers, etc.. Pretty much just using traditional painting/drawing methods in a digital environment.
I've got a hair tutorial in Colin's new book you might want to check out, but other than that, I don't have much to offer at the moment. Oh wait, on second thought... I have a walkthrough I did for my "Burning Flower" piece that shows the steps of how I work. Maybe you'd find that interesting. Here's the URL: http://www.liquidwerx.com/flower.htm
Click on "View the creation of this painting here.".
Thanks for commenting. :)
LennyMontana~ Thanks for the feedback, much appreciated. :)
02-25-2004, 09:16 PM
wowo this is real;ly incredible i like it alot and your chick looks hot hehehe well anyways thats a really nice job :notworthy:P:lol
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